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Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
aspects of the state of israel. joining us are rachel a professional mediator and abby associate director of jewish community relations council. this is a wonderful initiative cosponsored by the jewish federation of marin and sonoma counties, jewish relations council and northern california rabbis. i am president of the board of rabbis so i am excited to talk to rachel, erin and abby. >>> thank you very having us. >> what is the year of civil discourse and why focus on israel? >> we are really excited about this project eric. we are launchling this because of controversy that brewed within the jewish community. we at jcrc are often -- most of our work is looking at community relations outside of the jewish community but the way in which our community dialogues about israel and other controversial matters has signaled to us we also need to focus at building bridges within the jewish community. we are launching initiatives to elevate the level of discourse within the jewish community on controversial issues. we heard from community leader who have felt verbally and physically attac
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
question here along 680. that is the current price point of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that at 6:00 tonight. until then, thanks for watching us at 5:00. good night. >> couric: tonight, scenes from a nightmare. an entire neighborhood near san francisco explodes in flames after a natural gas pipeline breaks. now rescue teams search the rubble for victims. i'm katie couric in los angeles. also tonight, it just keeps getting stranger. that pastor threatening to burn korans makes an ultimatum and now his daughter says she fears he's gone mad. changing the way cancer cells behave. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am PDT
quote , 2 to 11, keeping us bus see. my son, charlie, lost his first front tooth yesterday. >> big time. >> which was -- got texted a photo as islanded in new york. it was exciting. and just every day it is something new. school just started. that's a good thing. >> before i let you go. you are also in town here for a really special -- the trident. >> yes, i'm working with trident to help promote smiles across america, bringing attention to
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Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm PDT
is taking center stage on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shu
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Aug 31, 2010 11:00pm PDT
as laura coal reports, even though the word "marijuana," is never actually used in the commercials, some parents are still upset. >> two ruptured disks that i have in my lower back. >> reporter: the ad tells people's pain. >> muscle spasms in my back. >> reporter: and explain marijuana for medical use. >> the people that you see giving those temperatures are real, live, every day patients, israel they are your neighborhoods, your children, your relatives. >> reporter: it's the first of its kind. >> i know that people are a lot of times afraid to step forward. >> reporter: the ad never even uses the word "marijuana." >> it says cannabis. >> reporter: but it still comes with controversy. >> you want to rays your kids and keep them away from drugs in society it's extremely difficult. the last thing i need is another ad on tv. >> reporter: some parents at a roosville public park don't want to see it when they watch tv. >> i don't think we have to put it on television so our kids are more exposed to marijuana than they are already going to be in any form. >> reporter: but davey says thi
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm PDT
from the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargai
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Sep 30, 2010 1:35am PDT
keep paying. >>> the attorney for meg whitman's former housekeeper tells us she will release evidence tomorrow that whitman knew that the maid was an illegal immigrant. this after a traumatic day and saw the maid sobbing in front of live tv cameras. whitman insisting she didn't know the woman was in the country illegally. robert miles on this surprise in the race for governor. >> reporter: the undocumented maid claimed she worked here at meg whitman's home for almost a decade. she goes on to say that entire time she was financially abused, exploited, and ultimately fired but only after meg whitman decided to run for governor. choking back tears, nicky diaz santillan that her status was not a secret from her former employer. >> we have no food, no job, no place to live. and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i tell her that she knew that. and i don't have papers to work here. and i need her help. i want her to help me get immigration. >> reporter: the former maid with gloria allred at her side says whitman engaged in her own form of don't asken don't tell. paying her $23
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm PDT
♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. reality. drastic cuts to bay area mass transit. the >>> months of threats now a reality. drastic cuts to bay area mass transit. the neighborhoods hit the hardest. >>> a dad trying to protect his daughter or a police officer flexing his muscle? what happened before the camera started rolling? >>> it's like a bad episode of glee. the cheerleading coach accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her own squad to pay for a trip to vegas. >>> it would be impossible if everyone in the st
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm PDT
smartphone becoming a little too smart? apple trying to change the way our phones look back at us. we've all seen the videos: i'm dana king. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >>> first we've all seen the videos, people using cell phones to record police officers, usually doing something that makes the cops look pretty bad. well, now some officers in the bay area have started wearing their own cameras to record your every move. robert lyles shows us how to spot them. >> reporter: suited up to patrol the streets of oakland once meant a badge and a gun. now officers say it means a recording device as well. >> just for that, so i can record myself when i stop people. >> reporter: motor officer jason scott has been paranoid complaints and lawsuits alleging officer misconduct have increased exponentially in the past decade. usually rooted in a battle of he said she said. >> stop this gentleman for having no plates on his vehicle. >> reporter: but that's about to change. >> this is the new age of policing. >> reporter: you might call it policing 2.0. 15 oakland officers are now wearing o
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
harness, he is using sophisticated suckings cups on his hands and feet and stir republicans attached to the suckings cups. he told police it would only take him an hour to get to the top as he did have a conversation with officers on the ground but as i say he is going on three hours now. police and fire department personnel are here, they are telling us the strategy is to let him time climb to top, they are checking in to see if he is okay. and then at the top he will be arrested by san francisco police officers. the skyscraper man is dan goodwin, in a press release he handed oughton the ground before his climb he said he is doing this for two reasons, one to draw attention the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terrorist attack. of course september 11th is a few days aday. and secondly to draw attention to cancer. in his press rehe's he describes himself as a cancer survivor that he once felt so hopeless he contemplated jumping off the golden gate bridge. he is carrying a flag to unfurl at the top. he claims to have scaled not only the world trade center but the sears tower, these are so
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
elite don't get us. they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us "we the people." ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: delaware's new republican senate nominee was at home in this crowd of social conservatives. but even as she preached a return to fiscal conservatism, o'donnell's own unorthodox spending habits were starting to come under heavy scrutiny. staffers on her previous campaign for senate and o'donnell's own financial filings reveal that the unemployed o'donnell used campaign funds to pay for meals, gas, bowling trips, and personal rent, even long after the campaign had ended. >> i've never seen a candidate who just stole all their campaign money and used it for personal use. what it seems like here is christine o'donnell had no other way to support herself so she thought, okay, i'll run for u.s. senate. >> reporter: the nonpartisan watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington is urging the u.s. attorney in delaware to open a criminal investigation. >> it's not sloppiness, it's out-and-out theft. >> reporter: but today o'donnell wa
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm PDT
next 48 hours. elizabeth? >> last-minute decisions. anne makovec, live for us in san rafael, thank you. >>> our other top story this afternoon, the weather. if you haven't noticed, it is hot out there. and tracy humphrey is in the weather center with a first look at our forecast. i think you said earlier, mother nature is a little confused, right? >> yes, i think there is a sense of humor. but for many of us who have been thinking what happened to summer, well, here it is. at least for a couple of days. this is what we're expecting today. plenty of sunshine along the coastline. and that is the place to be. and highs today along the coast, in the mid-70s. and let's talk about the records and we will be flirting with record high temperatures and san rafael's record at 98 degrees on today's date and 97 in san jose, and 92 in mountain view. and 92 in san francisco. and pretty close to san rafael, we're going to hit a 96. san jose, we're going to 97. so we could match that record. or beat it. and mountain view, we're forecasting about two degrees over. so it looks like some cities acros
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
. they'll join us live in the studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it's just as lovely where you' you're waking up this morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, coming up in the broadcast at the pope's visit to the uk. arriving there today. and really it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons and been speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church and making the most pointed comments yet saying the church failed to act quickly enough to deal with the priests that rape and molest children and that understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll be talking about this morning is search for kyron horman continues in the pacific northwest but the county where the search is centered they spent more than a million dollars on the search and they basically came out yesterday and said, we can't
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm PDT
these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighbor. he still doesn't know
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
. good friday morning. good to have you with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm PDT
i told him when we talked last week. ♪ ...is folgers in your cup >> pelley: con men used to travel town to town hawking medical remedies said to be made of chinese snakes. snake oil was useless and dangerous. so the f.d.a. was created to put a stop to it and other food and drug scams. but today, quack medicine has never been bigger. in the 21st century, snake oil has been replaced by bogus therapies using stem cells. stem cells may offer cures one day, but medical charlatans on the internet are making outrageous claims-- that they can reverse the incurable, from autism to multiple sclerosis to every kind of cancer. desperate people are being bilked out of their life's savings. as we first reported last april, we've been looking into this surging crime, and we found there is no better window on how it works than the practice of a man who calls himself "doctor," a man named lawrence stowe. stowe has been unaware that, some of his patients have been working with "60 minutes." one of those patients is steven watters, a college administrator in lufkin, texas, who, six months before we m
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Sep 6, 2010 9:00am PDT
uses his tactics and tries to open the court up. he shows his guile, but against gael. but he's not -- jim: there's no doubt he's confused out there. bill: yeah concept that's just ridiculous. he got broken with four unforced errors. he broke himself and he's about to break himself again. bill: he's one of these players when things are not going off, gets faster and faster. it's running away from him. saves a break point. john: this is a big game for gasquet. he's got to show some more effort and heart here. you know, dig in. not beat himself. jim: sometimes in a situation, you can't relate to this, but it helps to get out of yourself and refocus. john: i don't know anything about that. jim: i know. i'm just telling you. at least on the other side of the net, monfils is showing rightfully so, a lot of positive energy and some energy. he's bouncing around before these serve, trying to keep himself up and stay in the moment. but gasquet is sort of moping a little bit. bill: well, there's your play. it's not a bad play either. butchered the passing shot. so cibulkova has broken bat. sh
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
, september 16th, 2010. good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. we begin with the upcoming midterm elections, a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows voter frustration running high, neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress. 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove of the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away and both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he accused the party of blocking his plan to extend all bush-era tax cuts for families making less tha
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Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
bruno were without power. jeff smith with p-g-and-e joins us live by phone now to give us an update. good morning jeff. thank you jeff smith with pg & e. san bruno city manager connie jackson says the most immediate task, is trying to account for all the people who lived in the neighborhood. "the city organization is fully mobilized to assist residents. our primary concern at this point is identifying and locating all of the residents of the affected area." the city is urging people whose homes are in the fire area, to register by calling this number... 650-616- 7180. the city wants to account for as many people as possible, as the search for more victims begins today. again, the number to call is 650-616-7180. cbs five photo journalist don ford was able to get near the spot where the fire started. he says it was a chaotic scene. "power lines are all down. thee's glass and dirt in the street. close to the epicenter where this main ruptured, the the the energy was so intense that the street has been reduced to nothing but a dirt path now. it's still wide, but there s nothing left at
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Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm PDT
us an up close look at the wreckage. >> reporter: right now we're at sneath and skyline fully a mile from the impact scene, but as you can see, this road is blocked off by chp and, in fact, police officers from different jurisdictions are blocking an entire swath of neighborhoods not even close to the scene telling frustrated neighbors they can't go in because it's a crime scene. there's no tape, but an officer told us there's an imaginary line here we are not allowed to cross. earlier today when reporters wanted to get close, they were told you could only do so with a government minder. they call that a pull situation. we hiked about a mile in through rough terrain to bring you these pictures. sconed earth, a close-up look at the -- scorched earth, a close-up look at the center of the san bruno blast shows the consequences of the gas main rupture. the explosion obliterated homes in the middle of the crestmoor canyon neighborhood. the closest homes were leveled. all that's left in some are chimneys. we found large chunks of asphalt that had been thrown a good 100 yards from the scene
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm PDT
them and we were killing them. and they kept charging us. >> if 9/11 happens again, i want to be the first to die. it's my duty as an american muslim to stand between you, the american nonmuslim, and the radicals who are trying to attack you. >> pelley: his plan to build an islamic center near ground zero set off a national uproar and outcry to stop it. but we found the plans are well on their way, and the islamic prayer space at the heart of the fury is already open. >> before a game, a lot of nfl quarterbacks stay by themselves collecting their thoughts. not drew brees. he's the one stoking the fire, a task usually performed by someone much bigger and more intimidating. ( chanting ) >> he's a fierce competitor and the most accurate passer in the nfl. we asked him for a demonstration. you'll see the results tonight. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories and andy rooney tonight on the season premier of "60 minutes." at northern trust, we understand... that while you may come from the same
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us we have -- that we had 10 minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all of the roads back there. >> reporter: all of this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to homes only to find their belongings waterlogged. >> phone calls from friends letting me know that flooding was occurring so i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: water and mud wiped out everything in troy's basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage but money isn't always enough. this was his grandparents' pool table. >> sentimental, you can't replace that. >> reporter: south dakota saw its worst flooding in 20 years. sunday the big sioux river was above flood stage. >> boy, you better get my stuff. >> reporter: 60 homes and 20 businesses were lost in zumbro falls. sweeping more than 12 feet of water through main street
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i'm told if the bart board approves any of the ideas, juliette, the money making pr
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 7:30am PDT
explosion. as ann shows us, 20-year-old jessica morales is remembered as a joyful spiritual with a deep love for family. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: friends, family, local leaders gathered to say goodbye. there was laughter and tears, at tonight's memorial as mourners recall her generosity, fashion sense and gift for friendship. most of all, they remembered her joyful spirit. >> she was just so happy. mostly i will miss your laughter, i hear it so clearly, i see your smile so vividly, she shook my quiet little world with laughter, smiles, tears, most importantly love. jessica we will always miss you. your big goofy self, your smiles most of all your smile. >> reporter: morales was watching football with her boyfriend at his home when the pipeline exploded steps away. he ran outside to find out what was going on and when he tried to go back in to save jessica he was unable to reach her. gomez is hospitalized with second and third degree burns over 40% of his body. friends and family say the happy memories of jessica will keep them going. >>> she was a wonderful sister we all loved her ver
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a missing persons case until they hear othe
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
employment agency she used. the campaign says these are the job applications where diaz says she is eligible to work in the united states and her real- looking but fake social security card and driver's license. >> nicky was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our sended family. i feel badly for her. she is being manipulated and i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: the democratic candidate for governor jerry brown responded, after more of a year whitman demanding immigration policy that holds employers accountable we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own objections. >> who should be held responsible here? and do you feel that you bear any responsibility? >> as soon as we found that she was an illegal immigrant, then we actually did what we had to do as employer was to let her go. >> anytime one of these illegal people, undocumented, commits a crime or is arrested, they will be subject to deportation. >> you know, last night jerry brown said illegal immigrants who break the law should be deported. why you can't make that same commitment
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Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that's it for us at 5:00. cbs evening news is next. caption colorado, l.l.c. comments@captioncolorado.com >> smith: tonight, after more than seven years of war, the president announcing the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. is. >> smith: also tonight, hurrican earl, a hurricane watch goes up in north carolina after the powerful and dangerous storm shows what it can do in the caribbean. and families reunited. a joyous homecoming for soldiers back from war. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: and this is a special western edition. good evening, katie is off tonight. after seven and a half years of war, u.s. combat operations in iraq have come to an end and president obama went on national television tonight to make the announcement. since the 2003 invasion to oust saddam hussein, more than 4,400 americans have died. more than 34,000 have been wounded. price tag: $744 billion and counting. and in a cbs
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
lost a lot of neighbors here so right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options.
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am PDT
smith. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> talk about a big storm. this is a really big storm. it is the size of california. >> yes. >> that's how big earl is. at 1997 on the west coast, all eyes are on earl. it brought rain and dangerous wind gusts as it brushes up the eastern seaboard. >> at this hour earl is centered east of ocean city, maryland. top winds now at 105 miles an hour. it is moving north at this point towards long island and towards cape cod and all those areas are bracing for the impact. >> we have reporters up and down the east coast this morning from north carolina to massachusetts. and we start with cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella in kill devil hills, north carolina, where they have been feeling earl ought night long. good morning, kelly. >> hours, yes, good morning, harry. for hours and hours and hours and as you can see here, the strong winds and heavy rains are still coming in waves here along north carolina's outer banks. this after a long nerve-racking night as earl brushed up along the coast. hurricane earl battered north caro
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Sep 6, 2010 4:30am PDT
morning, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesse
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Sep 28, 2010 4:30am PDT
by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the
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Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm PDT
, thanks for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >>> today, crews are starting to haul away the charred debris left by the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. the goal is to clear all the wreckage so that rebuilding can begin. anne makovec is in san bruno, where the removal work is expected to take several weeks. anne. >> reporter: that's right. and it's going on here behind me. i'm standing on claremont the intersection of fairmont there behind me. you can see two excavators at work, one on one side of the road and the other on the other. they specifically close the properties they would be working on today to stay out of -- each crew could stay out of the other's way. >> this isn't just a demolition job. this is a removal of individual's homes and personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: clean-up at the site of san bruno explosion began today. the county has chosen three properties to start with, a separate crew for each, focused on what's been left behind. >> when we're going onto properties, the individuals have asked to us look for certain things and to be respectful
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
ignoring it. our anne makovec joins us now from walnut creek to explain that pg&e is urging conservation this morning. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. here in downtown walnut creek, it is hanging around the lower 60s. you can see from this live time and temperature behind me. it's going to get up to 102 here in walnut creek. that creates two issues. number one, it's a "spare the air" day and the possibility of power outages so many people are running their air- conditioning it could lead to overload. that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e customers lost power for almost three hours on saturday night. pg&e says it was a heat-related equipment failure issue. the mere thought of not having ac can have us sweating. but this may make things easier on the power grid. shut your windows and keep blinds closed in the morning, right now, to keep cool air trapped in the home. try to remember to turn off lights and appliances either right now or before the sun comes up. do your best to use them later in the evening when it's cool. and se
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimneys, ironically about t
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm PDT
amazing fact. this blast was so powerful, the usgs tonight tells us it registered as if it were a magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 6:11 last night. now, there are a number of stories, of course, coming out of this neighborhood today. some of them tragic, some of them absolutely amazing. ann notarangelo has the story of one man, it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: a lot of amazing stories as you know. four people confirmed killed in this explosion at least for now. the coroner's office says, though, they are waiting for the dental records to make positive identifications on those victims. 52 people injured in thi so far, four of those firefighters. 15 people were taken to local hospital by ambulance, the rest got there on their own. one man that allen was referring to is greg who lived at 100 glenview drive and has lived to tell an unbelievable story starting with when heard the explosion. >> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors went like -- exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looke
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Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
right now, it's about the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long- term investments, the idea of changing
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm PDT
different kind of curve is throwing some drivers off on highway 101. syme sume joins us from the newsroom to tell us what's behind the provocative billboard. >> reporter: if the purpose of an ad is to catch your attention this one definitely does it but how appropriate is it when the language is out there for all to see? >> reporter: the massive ad stands out on the side of 101 heading south through downtown san francisco. it's part of levi's campaign to show women come in not only different sizes but also different shapes. hence, the tag line. all asses were not created equal. >> i don't have a problem with it. >> come on, they are using the word asses now as a -- ad word. so, you know, is that appropriate? >> reporter: a spokesman says levi's chose the language because in worldwide surveys it reflects how women talk about their jeans. however, she refused to answer whether levi's considered the language appropriate for children to hear. >> it's inappropriate for all ages, i would think. i think we start to get desensitized to what is appropriate and what i would like my 5-year-
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Sep 26, 2010 8:30am PDT
the free enterprise system. they understand it makes us the most prosperous people in human history. they don't want to walk away from it. so i think the widespread sentiment is that we don't want to change america. we want to fix the things that are wrong in america. the tea party movement is an expression of that sentiment. >> schieffer: all right. well, what is it? you have said over and over you're coming here to challenge republicans and democrats. what in your view have the republicans done wrong? >> well, remember the republicans had a majority in washington for the better part of 10 to 12 years. they didn't fulfill some of the promises they had made in '94 when they were elected, things like a balanced budget amendment. things like banning earmarks like term limits. these are fundamental things among others that people are looking for from washington. if you say you're going to do that and you get elected, then do it. there's got to be some level of accountability. unfortunately, politics today are full of people that think they can say or do anything because once they get e
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
hear us? >> yes, i can. go ahead. >> was it a pipeline? >> you know, we -- we -- what we do know at this point in time, there's a lot we still don't know, but the cause has yet to be determined but we do know that a pg&e gas transmission line was ruptured. >> okay. >> and if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability for that. but, uhm, the cause has yet to be determined. we can confirm that a gas transmission line was ruptured. >> did you have any crews working in that area or had anyone checked in with pg&e to say they would be working in that area? >> you know, those are the types of details that are going to come forward as the -- as the investigation takes place? uhm.... what i can tell you is the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, is expected to be on site, on scene today. they are the federal agency responsible for investigating natural gas pipe line incidents. and pg&e will cooperate fully with the ntsb and all other federal, state and local agencies in an effort to identify the cause of the ac
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
folks are used to the river rising after heavy rains but not like this. >> what went through my head is, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in west wisconsin, too, sunday was day of rummaging through water-logged homes and belongings. troy bilan lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> i got a phone call from a few phones letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> water and mud wiped out everything in his basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage, but money isn't always enough. this was his grand parents' pool table. >> sentimentally you can't replace that. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest, and even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >> in afghanistan, military officials say u.s. and afghan forces have launched an offensive against the taliban. the districts near their kandahar stronghold. a s
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
would require us to go out and borrow $700 billion, again, to give tax cuts to the most fortunate 2% of americans. and we think that's not a responsible use of taxpayer resources at a time when we face enormous challenges. and we think if republicans want to do more to help the economy now, again, the best thing to do besides extending these middle- class tax cuts is to give stronger incentives to businesses to invest in america now. >> couric: but you keep hammering home that 2% of the wealthiest americans. but tens of thousands of small businesses and other businesses in this country make $250,000 a year. so aren't you going to be hurting them? >> if you look at the joint-- what the joint task committee has said, 80% of those 2% of americans affected by this are people and businesses who make more than a million dollars a year. and, again, what we're proposing, katie, is to restore those tax rates to the levels they were in the late, which was a period we had remarkably strong economic growth. >> couric: 10 million jobs have been lost. many of them are never coming back. >> couric
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Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm PDT
walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> police say that using an ipod or even your cell phone can make you a more likely target. they are also warning people to lock their doors when they get in their car and, of course, be very careful when getting out. >>> a woman in the south bay says a man pushed her into an act duct and tried to sexually assault her when she was jogging sunday morning near snell and colleen in san jose. the woman says the man was in his 20s and ran away after she fought him off. >>> police in south san francisco are now looking for a man they believe manipulated his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution. this is the suspect, a 27-year- old man. he was advertising his 21-year- old girlfriend, according to investigators, on various website through the san mateo county. police found the woman but not the man. anyone with information should call the south san francisco police department. >>> san jose police are investigating a car crash that killed an 18-year-old this morning. it happened on almaden expressway near o'grady drive about 3:00 a.m. polic
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. >> the owners did not allow cbs 5 inside the nondescript warehouse and they asked us not to show the address they are worried about security. >> we do not produce this for the general public, only produced for medical co-ops, who sell it for very desperately ill patients. so it is a very close system. >> it is against federal law what do you do about that? >> it is legal under california law. >> reporter: in fact the u.s. attorney general said the feds will not go after those obeying state law. but isn't the union taking a risk. >> we can't use union money to get someone out of jail. >> as the marijuana industry continues to blossom in california, union recruitment is expected to increase, more singers for the new song of solidarity ♪ [ music ] >>> meanwhile a coalition of medical marijuana advocates have come out against prop 19, the california cannabis association says the measure would harm patients by allowing local governments to prohibit the sale of pot, in their areas. >> it has been four years since california executed anybody that could change next week federal judge says
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Sep 2, 2010 4:30am PDT
joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a littl
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm PDT
texting program is also used in hospitals in texas, florida and southern california. but doctors here in san jose say it makes sense to use the technology here because we are in the heart of silicon valley. >> thank you, sharon chin. >>> right now, we're watching a developing story on the peninsula. fire crews are mopping up after a fire broke out at the san carlos airport. several engines responding to this one. we can tell you the fire was reported inside one of the hangars. in the last few minutes we have seen fire crews focusing on the roof of the hangar. the fire was called in at 4273 this afternoon. it is fortunately well under control. >>> a south bay city college has issued a safety alert after a female student reported being attacked in the school's parking garage. san jose city college police say the incident happened tuesday afternoon. the victim says she was walking to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she says the suspects then grabbed her by the hips and pushed his body against hers. she was able to get away and get safely in
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
use to describe leo? >> clown, lover boy, kiss me. >> coming up in minutes. we're fighting for clear skies over every city and healthy lungs throughout the country. the american lung association isn't just fighting for air. we're fighting for all the things that make it worth breathing. join us in the fight at fightingforair.org. can cause coma andider's even death. the african black mamba can kill a man with one bite. but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco, which take a life every six point five seconds. burgers. there's a plan to build a new in-n- out on north main street in pleasant hill. it's right on the border with walnut >>> there is a plan to build a new in-n-out on north main street on pleasant hill on the border with walnut creek so the people of walnut creek have no say on whether the restaurant goes in or not and some would rather it not. ann notarangelo is on the border of the two cities tonight. ann. >> reporter: the question, how do you fight city hall when it's not in your own city? and that is the question that people in walnut cree
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Sep 25, 2010 9:30am PDT
the toughest times since the 1930s. and the american public put us in to do heavy lifting so when barbara boxer talked about his record as an outsourcer of jobs and someone that would overturn roe vs. wade, it is important to draw that contrast. >> are you worried that the voter turnout will be low. and now obama he's in office. do you think people will come out and vote? do you worry? >> i do. first, the president's first two years in office have had more accomplishments in terms of just agenda getting passed than virtually anybody this healthcare reform law is massive. prepreventtive care for health insurance policies and kids stay on their parents' policies till they're 26. >> is it going get people to come snout. >> yes. and it's going to bring people out. >> west vice chair of the california gop here last weekend. and i'm guessing he would beg to differ. >> nothing energizes people more. >> we've got another month or so. and we'll find out if folks really come out in high numbers again. thanks for coming. we appreciate you being here this morning. >>> a lot to talk about. tho
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Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
, chp has issued a wind advisory. use caution. 18 minutes from the bridge to the maze. and roadwork to report. 101 southbound through brisbane various lanes blocked as well as northbound 101 as you work your way through oyster point to brisbane so give yourself some extra time through there. that's a look at traffic. let's check your weather. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. out the door this morning, we have a few areas of low clouds especially inland. partly cloudy and breezy around the bay and low clouds at the coast. temperatures for the morning from the upper 40s, yeah, not a lot of clouds out there so cooling off in the overnight hours, to 60 degrees around the bay. for the afternoon temperatures are slightly warmer today. sunny, mild inland anywhere from 70 to 78 degrees. mostly sunny around the bay and slightly breezy with temperatures ranging from 65 to 68 degrees. and mostly sunny and breezy along the coastline. a nice afternoon expected. hot temperatures, real hot temperatures are on the way. we'll take a look at the seven- day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank
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Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >> couric: tonight, losing ground. the dramatic impact of the recession, americans making less than a decade ago, living in homes that have fallen in value. i'm katie couric. also tonight, can president obama recapture the magic? in 2008 he inspired the young to vote in droves. can he get them back to the polls in november? and faith and knowledge in this one nation under god, many americans know surprisingly little about religion. >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the recession may be officially over, but it has left the confidence of americans badly shaken. and numbers just out from the government today show why. since the recession began, household incomes have fallen nearly 3% to just over $50,000. adjusting for inflation, americans are making $4,000 less than they were a decade ago. and their biggest investment, their home, has lost nearly 6% of its va
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